Thursday, February 18, 2016
Florida State U Folklife Collection
Clogging is a truly American dance form that began in the Appalachian Mountains and now enjoys widespread popularity throughout the United States and around the World. It is a truly aerobic exercise!
As the Appalachians were settled in the mid 1700’s by the Irish, Scottish, English and Dutch-Germans, the folk dances of each area met and began to combine in an impromptu foot-tapping style, the beginning of clog dancing as we know it today.
--Excerpts from “A Brief History of Clog Dancing"
Clog dancing classes are held at the Spartan gym on Mondays from 10:30am to 12:00pm. The first half hour is for beginners. Fee is $4.00 for members and $6.00 for non-members. This is a Senior Center class so please purchase tickets at the reception desk.
The gym is located at 202 NE 185th St, Shoreline 98155. Enter from NE 185th and stay to the right. The gym is behind the Stadium and Shoreline Center.